Temperature increases on the scale predicted by the M.I.T. researchers and others would create huge disruptions in our lives and our economy.
. . . In other words, we’re facing a clear and present danger to our way of life, perhaps even to civilization itself. How can anyone justify failing to act?
It doesn’t affect people who are not here. If we see famine, mass migration and other mass-scale disruptions coming there is something we can do roght now to ease the suffering and that is conceive fewer people!
1) Conceiving fewer people means fewer people will be here to need food, hospitable climate, etc. If they aren’t here they can’t starve.
2) Conceiving fewer people means the use of carbon-releasing energy will be lower. So lower carbon emmissions, lessening the problem.
3) Conceiving fewer people means the people who are here have more resources available to them.